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08/07/2018

Final Adjudications Issued - Cveykus & O'Malley

Order No. 1736 (Cveykus)
Supervisor
Conemaugh Township
Cambria County, PA

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. As a Supervisor for Conemaugh Township (“Township”), Cambria County, George Cveykus (“Cveykus”) violated Section 1103(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1103(a), in relation to his utilization of the authority of his office to assume a position of employment with the Township, absent appointment or authorization by the Township Board of Supervisors and/or Township Board of Auditors, thereby setting his own hours of work and rate of pay.
2. A violation of Section 1103(a) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1103(a), occurred in relation to Cveykus voting to approve payment of wages/salary to himself and serving as a Township signatory on paychecks issued to himself from public funds.
3. A violation of Section 1103(a) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1103(a), occurred in relation to Cveykus authorizing and receiving holiday pay as a Township employee when he was not eligible to receive such pay.
4. A violation of Section 1105(b)(5) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1105(b)(5), occurred when Cveykus neglected to disclose the Township as a source of income on his 2015 calendar year Statement of Financial Interests.
5. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, Cveykus is directed to make payment in the amount of $1,853.04 payable to Conemaugh Township and forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.
6. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, Cveykus is directed to make payment in the amount of $500.00 payable to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, representing a portion of the costs incurred by the Commission in the investigation and enforcement of this matter, with such payment forwarded to this Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.
7. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, Cveykus is directed to not accept any reimbursement, compensation or other payment from the Township representing a full or partial reimbursement of the amount paid in settlement of this matter.
8. Compliance with paragraphs 5, 6, and 7 of this Order will result in the closing of this case with no further action by this Commission.
a. Non-compliance will result in the institution of an order enforcement action.


Order No. 1737 (O’Malley)
Executive Director, Butler County
Housing Authority
Executive Director, Redevelopment Authority
of Butler County
Butler County, PA

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Pearse O’Malley (“O’Malley”) violated Section 1103(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1103(a), when O’Malley, while serving as the Executive Director for the Butler County Housing Authority (Pennsylvania) and the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority of Butler County (Pennsylvania), used the authority of his office by extending Authority travel for reasons not associated with Authority business, and received wages, and expenses or charges were paid by the Authority resulting in private pecuniary benefit; when he used the authority of his office by receiving wages while absent from the Authority on certain occasions relating to the Housing and Redevelopment Insurance Exchange (“HARIE”) resulting in a private pecuniary benefit; and when he used an Authority E-ZPass and credit card for personal use resulting in a private pecuniary benefit.
2. A violation of Section 1105(b)(5) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1105(b)(5), occurred when O’Malley, while serving as the Executive Director for the Butler County Housing Authority (Pennsylvania) and the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority of Butler County (Pennsylvania), failed to disclose on his Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2011 through and including 2014 the name(s) and address(es) of direct or indirect source(s) of income totaling in the aggregate $1,300 or more, including but not limited to income received from the Butler County Housing Authority.
3. A violation of Section 1105(b)(7) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1105(b)(7), occurred when O’Malley, while serving as the Executive Director for the Butler County Housing Authority (Pennsylvania) and the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority of Butler County (Pennsylvania), failed to disclose on his Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2010 through and including 2014 the name(s) and address(es) of the source(s) and the amount(s) of any payment for or reimbursement of actual expenses for transportation and lodging or hospitality received in connection with public office or employment where such actual expenses for transportation and lodging or hospitality exceeded $650 in an aggregate amount per year, including but not limited to expenses paid by HARIE.
4. A violation of Section 1105(b)(8) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1105(b)(8), occurred when O’Malley, while serving as the Executive Director for the Butler County Housing Authority (Pennsylvania) and the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority of Butler County (Pennsylvania), failed to disclose on his Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2010 through and including 2014 his holding of any office, directorship or employment of any nature whatsoever in any business entity, namely the office(s) he held with HARIE, the Butler Area Housing & Community Development Corporation, Historic LaFayette, Inc., the Butler County Homeownership Corporation, and Pennsylvania Affordable Housing Corporation.
5. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, O’Malley is directed to make payment in the amount of $1,250.00 payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.
6. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, O’Malley is directed to make payment in the amount of $12,381.04 payable to the Housing Authority of Butler County and forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.
7. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, O’Malley is directed to make payment in the amount of $2,500.00 payable to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, representing a portion of the costs incurred by this Commission in the investigation and enforcement of this matter, with such payment forwarded to this Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.
8. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, O’Malley is further directed to not accept any reimbursement, compensation or other payment from the Housing Authority of the County of Butler representing a full or partial reimbursement of the amount paid in settlement of this matter.
9. To the extent he has not already done so, O’Malley is directed to file complete and accurate Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2010 through 2014 with the Housing Authority of Butler County and the Redevelopment Authority of Butler County, through this Commission, by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.
10. Compliance with paragraphs 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of this Order will result in the closing of this case with no further action by this Commission.
a. Non-compliance will result in the institution of an order enforcement action.

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